Category Archives: Mail

USPS Implements Load Leveling

In a March 5, 2014 Federal Register notice, the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) announced they will make changes in the delivery service standards for Standard Mail® Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) rate mail, effective April 10, 2014. Delivery Standard … Continue reading

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Postal Regulatory Commission Approves Exigent Rate Increase

In true holiday spirit, late on Christmas Eve afternoon, the PRC announced its decision on the Postal Service’s request for an exigent price increase. In general, the commission granted the USPS request for additional revenue as a result of recession related … Continue reading

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Postal Rates Scheduled to Increase January, 2014

On September 25, the Postal Service’s Board of Governors filed requests with the Postal Regulatory Commission that would yield a 5.9% rate increase. Of that amount, about 1.6% would be derived from a filing (R2013-10) under Postal Service’s existing CPI-based … Continue reading

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Save Postage and Increase Sales with USPS Buy It Now Promo

The Mobile Buy It Now Promotion is just around the corner.  Registration for the Mobile Buy It Now promotion starts on September 15, 2013.   The promotion provides an upfront postage discount to qualifying mailers who use mobile technology on … Continue reading

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Better Together: Email and Direct Mail

So which medium is more effective at inspiring consumers to take action? A well-crafted, snail-mailed direct mail piece or an email with a pithy subject line? You may as well ask, which variety of wine is better: Syrah or Riesling? … Continue reading

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USPS Announces New Rates for 2013

The United States Postal Service filed their plan for 2013 prices and services with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).  This plan will be reviewed before it becomes effective.  Any new rates will go into effect as of January 27th, 2013.  … Continue reading

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St. Louis Direct Mail, List Mailing, Mail Services, Commercial Letter Inc., St Louis, MO

A St. Louis area direct mail company, Commercial Letter has been serving the lettershop and integrated direct marketing campaigns of businesses in the St. Louis region for more than 100 years…

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QR Code Postage Rebate

Save 3% on all of your postage in July and August, 2011 Commercial Letter will give you an immediate 3% refund on all your postage for the months of July and August.  As a major partner of the United States … Continue reading

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No Rate Increase in January

No Rate Increase in January! The Postal Service (USPS) filed an Exigent Rate Increase Request this summer that would have gone into effect in January if passed. An Exigent Rate Increase is a special rate increase the USPS can propose … Continue reading

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USPS Postage Rates to Increase

The Postal Service recently announced details of its upcoming “Summer Sale.” All Commercial Letter Customers, Late Tuesday the USPS had planned to file an exigent rate case with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Overall, the planned postage rate increase will … Continue reading

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